Sunday, April 1, Eyewitness News at 11

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M AMY AUBERT.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.



MACON POLICE SAY THEY'VE IDENTIFIED THE PERSON ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING 30-YEAR-OLD ANTONIO FELTON SATURDAY MORNING.
A POLICE NEW RELEASE SAYS DETECTIVES IDENTIFIED
27-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH WILLIAMS.. SEEN IN THE SURVEILLANCE PHOTO... AS THE ALLEGED SHOOTER.
POLICE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR..THE OWNER OF THE CAR AND GUN... 28-YEAR-OLD NUWRULHAQQ HAMILTON.
THE RELEASE SAYS DETECTIVES SIGNED A MURDER WARRANT FOR EACH MAN.
FELTON WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD SATURDAY MORNING AS HE DROVE OFF AFTER AN ARGUMENT AT A CONVIENCE STORE ON PIO NONO AVENUE.
HE DROVE OVER 5 MILES TO A GAS STATION ON HARTLEY BRIDGE ROAD... WHERE THE BIBB COUNTY CORONOR PRONOUNCED HIM DEAD.



ONE OF THE BIGGEST NIGHTS IN COUNTRY MUSIC JUST WRAPPED UP... AND MACON'S OWN JASON ALDEAN TOOK CENTER STAGE AND.. SNAGGED A COUPLE OF STATUES.
ALDEAN WON VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR.... AND SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR... FOR HIS DUET WITH KELLY CLARKSON... "DON'T YOU WANNA STAY."
HE WAS ALSO UP FOR TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR... ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.. AND VIDEO OF THE YEAR.
JUDY LE TALKED TO ONE MAN WHO KNEW THE COUNTRY MUSIC STAR... BEFORE HE MADE IT BIG.
<<JASON ALDEAN WAS A HOT TOPIC AT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS TONIGHT.
THE BIG TIME NASHVILLE STAR HAS SMALL TOWN ROOTS IN MACON.
SOT ALDEAN: 101just growing up where i did, there were so many different influences coming out of georgia...there were so many different sounds
BEFORE SINGING WITH THE LIKES OF KELLY CLARKSON AND LUDACRIS...HE WORKED OUT OF A TRUCK DELIVERING PEPSI PRODUCTS WITH HIS BOSS...TOMMY POWELL.
SOT POWELL: we would be riding up and down the road in which my territory consisted a lot of driving time with Monroe county taylor county up through there and he would always get his air drums going and his air guitar going and there before long, I got myself a whole band in my truck and he's doing the singing.
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POWELL SAYS THEY BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS WHEN HIS DAUGHTER AND ALDEAN'S THEN GIRLFRIEND WERE ON THE SAME SOFTBALL TEAM. BUT ONE OF HIS FONDEST MEMORIES OF THE MUSIC SENSATION WAS ON THE GOLF COURSE.
139 on the first tee box, he went and hit the golf ball andomehow the head of the club went farther than the golf ball did.142
POWELL THUMBED THROUGH SOME OLD MEMORIES... AND A DEMO TAPE ALDEAN CREATED. HE SAYS THE ONLY CHANGE HE'S SEEN IN THE COUNTRY SUPERSTAR... IS THAT HE'S GOTTEN A HAIRCUT.
JUDY LE...13 WMAZ..EYEWITNES NEWS.
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THE MACON MUSICIAN WASN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO STRUCK A CHORD ON THE STAGE TONIGHT.
SOME OF COUNTRY'S BIGGEST NAMES LIT UP THE STAGE.
TERESA GARCIA HAS MORE FROM LAS VEGAS.
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YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR STORY ON ALDEAN'S ROOTS ON OUR WEBSITE... JUST HEAD ON OVER TO 13 WMAZ DOT COM.





HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS VISITED THE HOLY LAND TODAY TO MARK PALM SUNDAY.
PEOPLE MARCHED FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES TO THE HOLY CITY... RETRACING JESUS' TRADITIONAL ROUTE FROM 2 THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
VISITORS WALKED DOWN THE COBBLESTONE ALLEY-WAYS OF THE OLD CITY.. CARRYING OLIVE BRANCHES.. PALM FRONDES.. AND CROSSES.
"I think what is unique is that we are in Jerusalem the site where Jesus lived and where he actually was crucified, so it is very interesting and it feels more meaningful actually be in the city where it took place rather than somewhere in the states."
PALM SUNDAY MARKS THE START OF THE HOLY WEEK.. WHICH ENDS ON EASTER SUNDAY.




HUNDREDS CROWDED WASHINGTON PARK TODAY... TO CELEBRATE MACON'S SECOND SUNDAY BRUNCH.
**PAUSE FOR 3 SECONDS**
JUBEE AND THE MORNING AFTER... KICKED UP THE PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC... AND FOLKS CAME OUT READY TO SING ALONG.
KIDS SOAKED UP THE SUNSHINE... AND EVEN COOLED OFF... IN THE WATER.
A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE HILL ALLIANCE SAYS THE ADJOINING SOAP BOX DERBY BROUGHT OUT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO TODAY'S SECOND SUNDAY.
Sandee Day "It's a good time to get together with friends and enjoy the sunshine and and th ebeauty. Macon's really a beautiful downtown do it's fun to just be down here."
Nadia Osman: "We always have more people with the soap box derby but second sunday on it's own can garner up to a thousand people anyway."
THIS MONTH'S SECOND SUNDAY BRUNCH FELL ON THE FIRST SUNDAY... BECAUSE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY NEXT WEEK.




PEOPLE TRYING TO USE THEIR VISA CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD MAY HAVE GOTTEN DECLINED TODAY.
A VISA SPOKESWOMAN SAYS A TECHNICAL PROBLEM AFFECTING THEIR NETWORK... BARRED PEOPLE FROM USING THEIR CARDS FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES TODAY.
SHE SAYS RECENT ENHANCEMENTS TO THEIR SYSTEM CAUSED THE OUTAGE.
THE SPOKESWOMAN THE PROBLEM WAS UNRELATED TO THE SECURTIY BREACH... REPORTED ON FRIDAY.. THAT COULD AFFECT VISA AND MASTERCARD CUSTOMERS.
SHE SAYS THE SYSTEM IS OPERATING NORMALLY NOW.





THE 50 TO 75 THOUSAND PEOPLE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN A MIAMI RALLY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS NEVER SHOWED UP.
INSTEAD ONLY A FEW THOUSAND CAME OUT FOR THE RALLY AT BAYFRONT PARK.
SINGER CHAKA KHAN AND CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON HEADED THE RALLY.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JESSE JACKSON AND MARTIN'S PARENT'S ALSO ATTENDED.
"We just want the public to know that he was a regular teenager; that he was respectable and he was loved by his family and his friends."
MARTIN WAS SHOT AND KILLED LAST MONTH.
FOR WEEKS.. DEMONSTRATORS HAVE DEMANDED THE ARREST OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.
HE SAYS HE SHOT MARTIN IN SELF-DEFENSE.



MITT ROMNEY WAS THE TARGET OF AN APRIL FOOLS DAY JOKE... COOKED UP BY HIS STAFF.
IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AS HE WAITED BACKSTAGE TO SPEAK AT A PANCAKE BRUNCH IN MILWAUKEE.
"And so, I hear Paul Ryan goes out there, gives the same introduction, what he just said. He's down there - 'And so now let's welcome Ron Johnson and Mitt Romney, the next president of the United States.' And so the two of us go out there and I go out there and it's completely empty. We had -- there's nobody there. It's like, oh boy, this is going to look really bad on the evening news, let me tell you."
THAT WAS ROMNEY TELLING THE STORY TO THE REAL AUDIENCE, WHO HAD BEEN WAITING UPSTAIRS DURING THE PRANK.
A PRESS AIDE SAID PRE-RECORDED APPLAUSE WAS PLAYED SO THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DIDN'T SUSPECT THE TRICK.




EVERYDAY... YOU TRUST THAT THE THINGS YOU BRING INTO YOUR HOME ARE SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BUT WHEN THOSE PRODUCTS DON'T WORK THE WAY THEY SHOULD... THE COMPANY ISSUES A RECALL TO PROTECT YOU.
LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS RECALLED NEARLY 4 THOUSAND BABY DOLLS... DUE TO CHOKING HAZARD.
THE COMPANY SAYS THE FINGERS AND TOES ON THE DOLL CAN DETACH... AND CAN BE A HAZARD TO YOUNG CHILDREN.
THE DOLLS WERE SOLD THROUGH LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS CATALOGS AND ON THEIR WEBSITE FROM MAY 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 2012... FOR ABOUT 20 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RECALL... YOU CAN CONTACT THE COMPANY BY CALLING... 800-428-4414.
ARENA LAMPS WERE RECALLED BY GREAT AMERICAN OPPORTUNITIES DUE TO ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD.
THE COMPANY HAS RECIEVED ONE REPORT OF A LAMP CORD DETACHING... BUT SO FAR... NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
THE LAMPS WERE SLD AT WAREHOUSE STORES IN CHATANOOGA AND NASHVILLE TENNESSEE... AND CONYERS GEORGIA.
THE LAMPS COST BETWEEN 5 AND TEN BUCKS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION... YOU CAN CONTACT THE COMPANY BY CALLING 866-292-9756.
SAFETY FIRST CABINET LOCKS RECALLED ABOUT 900 THOUSAND PUSH N' SNAP CABINET LOCKS DUE TO LOCK FAILURE.
THE COMPANY HAS RECIEVED 200 REPORTS OF LOCKS THAT DID NOT SECURE CABINETS... 140 OF THOSE REPORTS INCLUDED CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 9 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS... WHO WERE ABLE TO GET INTO THE CABINETS.
THE LOCKS WERE SOLD AT BED BATH AND BEYOND AND OTHER RETAILERS NATIONWIDE FROM JANUARY 2004 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2012 FOR BETWEEN 2 AND 4 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL 866-762-3212.
THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S RECALL WRAP... FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECALLED PRODUCTS... VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.
CLICK ON THE FEATURES DROPDOWN MENU... THEN SELECT RECALLS.





TODAY IS APRIL FOOL'S DAY.... AND WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS ABOUT SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE APRIL FOOLS DAY PRANKS.
JESSICA STEPHENS SAYS... WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND MY VAN WAS GONE. I WENT TO CALL THE POLICE AND MY BROTHER SAID APRIL FOOLS.
HE PARKED MY VAN UP THE ROAD.
TRACY BARBOUR SAYS... MY SON WAS BORN IN DECEMBER AND I SAVED MY PREGNANCY TEST... SO THE FOLLOWING APRIL FOOL'S DAY... I GOT IT OUT AND SHOWED MY HUSBAND AND TOLD HIM I WAS PREGNANT.
I WISH I HAD A PICTURE OF HIS FACE.
AND CARRIE DEAL SAYS.. I'VE PUT PLASTIC WRAP ACROSS THE BEDROOM DOOR AND CHASED MY HUSBAND UPSTAIRS AND HE RAN STRAIGHT INTO IT.
YOU CAN FIND MORE APRIL FOOL'S DAY PRANKS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.... JUST SEARCH 13 WMAZ DOT COM.. AND CLICK THE LIKE BUTTON.






THE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW WRAPPED UP IN PERRY TODAY.
GARDNERS... CRAFTSMEN... AND BUSINESS OWNERS SOLD COLLECTIONS... TOOLS... AND EQUIPMENT AT THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS THIS WEEKEND.
ORGANIZERS SAY THOUSANDS OF FOLKS CAME OUT FOR THE EVENT.
ONE OF THE SHOPPERS... AARON VEELIE AND HIS FAMILY... CAME IN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND TO BROWSE FOR NEW GADGETS FOR THEIR YARD.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL GEORGIA... SAYS THE MONEY FROM THE SHOW GOES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
Aaron Veelie "We're coming away with a big bird house, we thought we were looking at plants but the wife decided that a bridhouse would be better so that's what's going in the yard."
Joan Stibbitz: "We use thta money that we make to provide scholarships and things we work in the schools with junior master gardeners we help out the 4-h with scholarships, we do a lot of things in the comunity."
THE PERRY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 18 YEARS... AND THE MASTER GARDENERS HAVE BEEN RUNNING IT FOR 4 YEARS.




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